Leghorns have been the Easiest Chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GrandmaDeKorte10, Jun 21, 2018.

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  1. GrandmaDeKorte10

    GrandmaDeKorte10 Songster

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    Week One- in the house 5/31/18 DSCN1862.JPG


    Week Two-- They have the whole coop to themselves DSCN1877 (2).JPG at 2 1/2 weeks I stopped using the heat lamp, it was warm enough at night with the coop windows & doors clased
    DSCN1889.JPG They loved running around the run

    At the end of week 2 they figured out the "porch sitt'n roost branch" All they chickens I have ever had loved to sit in the evening until it was just about dark DSCN1912.JPG


    Now they are 3 weeks old, sleep on the lowered roost, no heat lamp, just living the Chicken Dream Life:love:love:love:love:love:love
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Leghorns - my favorite breed for a number of reasons.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    I'm another fan of Leghorns. I'm considering trying new varieties next year.
     
  4. 21hens-incharge

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    I personally think they get a bad rap as flighty, skittish, neurotic freaks.

    It is good to hear someone enjoying them.

    I miss mine.
     
  5. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    I love Leghorns! Yours look so happy!
     
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  6. av8torcrj

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    I've had pearle whites from McMurray for several years and have hatched a batch or two. Love the way you can distinguish the Roos so early. The hens lay huge eggs consistently. Great foragers, not interested in human contact, have a spaz attack if you reach under them while on the nest and run off in a tizzy but otherwise great birds. The roosters (mine) are very assertive almost to the point of annoyance and have at times shown human aggression. All in all though, they are a winner I agree.
     
  7. GrandmaDeKorte10

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    Yes,, so far they are just as sweet as the , Australorps, Buff Orpington and Bard Rocks
     
  8. GrandmaDeKorte10

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    They are, I am going to take some 3week old photos tomorrow Hahahaha
     
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  9. pittmanbirds

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    Love leghorn hens, the 4 roosters I've had over the years hit the soup pot for chasing and attacking my kids. But I can't complain about my hens.
     
  10. Leghorns are not flighty they are active. I would rather have 1 active or energetic chicken than a dozen of the other kind.
     
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